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arriving this morning in tel aviv greeted by israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and israel president perez. this marks mr. obama's very first trip to israel since becoming president. nbc's chuck todd is traveling with the president and he has this report. >> reporter: the president started his day in israel with the tour of the iron dome, which is the missile defense system that the u.s. government has actually funded a large part of. >> united states of america stands with the state of israel because it is within our fundamental national security interest to stand with israel. it makes us both stronger. it makes us both more prosperous, and it makes the world a better place. >> reporter: the president's day is going to be heavy with meetings of israeli officials, the president, perez, prime minister netanyahu. the two of them will have a joint press conference where no doubt the lead topic news of the day in the region has to do with syria and chemical weapons. have they been used and who used them. israeli government officials confirming chemical weapons have been used. they are no
public that although president obama and prime minister benjamin netanyahu hasn't had necessarily the coziest of relationships, that the two countries are still aligned to one another. in fact, the israeli embassy in washington released this video that we're about to show you to just show the connection between the two countries. >> warmly welcome president obama to israel. to express our appreciation for what he has done for us. >> the bond between the united states and israel are unbreakable. and the commitment of the united states to the security of israel is ironclad. ♪ thank you for being a friend ♪ traveled down the road >> reporter: so obviously president obama and prime minister netanyahu may not have had the coziest of relationships, but the two countries are reaffirming their alliance to one another, especially in the next couple of days. richard? >> that video reminding us of jibjab perhaps. thank you. >>> the pentagon is launching an investigation into the safety of mortars following an explosion monday night on a base in nevada. this morning the military confirmed
getting the world's worst weapons. >> reporter: benjamin netanyahu sounded pleased. >> that sums up our common view. >> reporter: no more questioning obama resolve. >> i'm absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent iran from getting nuclears. >> reporter: the president had gotten a warm welcome. netanyahu under pressure to end their public sparring. >> israelis don't like the fact that the prime minister of israel doesn't have a close relationship with the president of the united states, period. >> reporter: mr. obama made a warm gesture. planting a tree from the white house. and the president finally visiting reassured some israelis. >> he's well support k in israel. i think his intentions are good as well. >> reporter: palestinians protested the obama visit in the west bank. security was heavy, but netanyahu joked he'd help mr. obama slip away. >> well, we've picked up a few cafes and bars in tel aviv and we've prepared a fake mustache for you. >> reporter: they toured missiles that the u.s. helped develop. and israelis credit with saving lives last november shoo
, and again with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. talks centered on how to jump-start the peace process. >>> a bay area woman is asking for your help tonight. she said someone stole her service dog right after she dozed off. she was on b.a.r.t. when it happened. karen lanahan said they were riding home. the two were on b.a.r.t. riding between san francisco and san bruno when she said she fell asleep and believes someone walked away with archie and his carrier. archie helps lanahan with her anxiety. she spent today putting up posters and searching for her dog. if you have any information about this, you're urged to call the local spca. >>> to the bay area proud series where we profile people who fill a need in the community. like feeding the hungry or finding homes for unwanted pets. >> tonight is a little different, about a need overlooked by many people. but not this woman. we bring in garvin thomas with her story. >> raj, her life turned on a single conversation. what it was about, we'll tell you in a moment. but who it was with, well, that's something lisa wou
trip to jerusalem for dinner with israel's prime minister benjamin netanyahu. before returning to amman. kerry is also dealing with an even more urgent crisis for both israel and jordan. the war next door in syria. u.s. and israeli intelligence say the assad regime is poised to use chemical weapons. >> once you let that situation spin out of control, it's very hard to -- to stop, and can have enormous spillover effects across the region. >> reporter: the cia is already training selected rebel groups to guard against a takeover by more radical elements once assad falls. the regime's weakness was demonstrated again thursday, by a suicide bombing at a damascus mosque. killing a prominent assad supporter. today, activists said rebels seized a key air base in the south, along the jordanian border where rebel forces, including some islamic militants, are almost face-to-face with israeli border troops. president assad struggling to refute reports that he is afraid to come out of hiding emerged briefly this week for an elaborately staged government photo-op. even posing with his wife. all this
relationship with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu. >>> hundreds of people gathered in san francisco today with the gel of helping undocumented immigrants gain citizenship. the faith in community forum was held in an episcopal church in the mission district. it comes as the president announced that he wants to overhaul immigration laws and put some 11 million immigrants on a path to citizenship. a bipartisan group of senators is expected to introduce a bill on the subject next month. >>> a new report says the real estate market in california is heating up. realtor.com's reporting that homes sold faster last month than in any february since 2007. plus the average time a home was on the market dropped by 51% to just 28 days. in san francisco, oakland, and san jose. and they're selling for more as well. >> today's market is the complete seller's market for the numbers on that right now in all of santa clara county on average, we have around 1100 homes on the markets, which equates to about one month of inventory. last year at this time we had around 1800 homes on the market. so it's lik
president obama took a picture with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and his wife he said she is a rose between two thorns. today they appeared cozier than ever. both leaders unified all day and holding several joint news conferences. agreeing frequently especially on iran's controversial nuclear program. president obama said if diplomacy fails using force is possible. >> all options are on the table. we will do what is necessary to prevent iran from getting the world's worst weapons. >> i am absolutely convinced that the president is determined to prevent iran from getting nucle nuclear weapons. >> reporter: a different scene in the west bank where angry protests ahead of the visit tomorrow where he will meet with palestinian president. upset he hasn't done more to protect them. palestinians and israelis have little hope the president's visit will restart mid east peace talks. >>> syria a big topic. president obama said the u.s. is still investigating the report that chemical weapons were used in yesterday's attack in aleppo that killed 25. at this time the president says he
leader. the holocaust memorial with prime minister benjamin netanyahu. before president obama left israel diplomatic kudos to him. he was able to persuade netanyahu to apologize. the two allies have had an icy relationship. >>> small airports are being forced to close the air traffic control as the latest fallout in the sequester cuts. the faa has ordered 149 control towers to shut down beginning in just the next couple of weeks. most of our local airports were spare td. sacramento and salinas will be affected. air traffic controllers warn pilots will have to land their planes without an extra set of eyes in the towers. >>> a suspected love triangle gone horibly wrong in virginia. three marines dead following a murder suicide. the gunman was a man and the victims a man and a woman. a difficult can week for the marines. on monday seven marines were killed during a mortar explosion. >>> columbine, virginia tech, aurora and newtown all tragedies that tore communities apart. they failed to produce significant change in our gun laws. >> democratic leaders are struggling to deliver. why harry r
the president and benjamin netanyahu and king abdullah of jordan. the focus on 0 the end game in syria and the threat from iran. this is going to occupy much of the president's time. >> reporter: it certainly will. if you look right now at the region, syria is imploding. it is exporting refugees. it is exporting instability. israel feels very threatened, very unsure about its future. that's obvious by the way they are walling themselves in psychologically and physically. and i think the president went there to give israel a big hug. some people in the region think that he went too far, that he went too far to embrace dynism as an ideology not just the state of israel, the palestinians generally were disappointed with the trip. nothing concrete coming out of it. the idea was to make israel feel secure in an increasingly insecure region. >> all right, richard engel, just back from the region. he's in new york this morning. thank you very much, richard. to david] and e.j. dionne. what did the president accomplish in terms of how did he perform? that's a big aspect of the trip. >> it was a
discussions going on between the president and benjamin netanyahu and king abdullah of jordan. the focus on 0 the end game in syria and the threat from iran. this is going to occupy much of the president's time. >> reporter: it certainly will. if you look right now at the region, syria is imploding. it is exporting refugees. it is exporting instability. israel feels very threatened, very unsure about its future. that's obvious by the way they are walling themselves in psychologically and physically. and i think the president went there to give israel a big hug. some people in the region think that he went too far, that he went too far to embrace dynism as an ideology not just the state of israel, the palestinians generally were disappointed with the trip. nothing concrete coming out of it. the idea was to make israel feel secure in an increasingly insecure region. >> all right, richard engel, just back from the region. he's in new york this morning. thank you very much, richard. to david] and e.j. dionne. what did the president accomplish in terms of how did he perform? that's a big aspect of
and swrurl where he talked with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu about the israeli-palestinian peace process. >>> pope francis is taking part in his first palm sunday service. tens of thousands turned out in st. peters square to pray with the pope for the start of the holy week. he arrived in an uncovered car and then preside over the mass from an altar on the steps of st. peter basilica. hug it out. there you go. >>> police in london are investigating the death of a russian tycoon who was a fierce critic of president vladimir putin. chemical hazard police are searching boris's london home after he was found dead inside. the cause is still unknown. boris fled to britain in 2001 after having a falling out with putin who was granted political asylum there two years ago. >>> the bodies of two sky divers who went missing after a jump have been found in florida. crews started searching for them when everyone else they jumped with landed safely, but they were nowhere to be found. investigators are looking into the possibility that their parachutes malfunctioned. >>> what happens when gps d
to the president's trip to the middle east for a moment. the president and benjamin netanyahu, as we know, don't always agree. >> but during their news conference on wednesday, both men felt that one persistent reporter happens to be our own chuck todd, pushing his luck after he asked not one, not two, not three, but four questions. take a look. >> mr. president, i want to follow up a little bit on the peace process. mr. prime minister, i want to help out my colleague and then another question i had for you. >> chuck, how many have you got? you see how the young lady from channel one, she had one question? she was very well behaved chuck. >> i have one for you. >> these are muted questions. >> passover starts in a couple days. i get four questions, right. >> this is not a kosher question, but don't hog it. >> chuck, you're incowerageable. >> sum up the news that just emerged from the event. >> chuck todd included dietary law, passover in his question is news and significant and something they'll be talking about in jerusalem. >> well, chuck, we didn't have your best line there, when the presid
whatever is necessary to protect them from threats near and far. he and prime minister benjamin netanyahu of israel are set to hold a joint press conference in just a few minutes from now. we will bring that press conference to you as soon as it begins in an nbc special report. early morning, though, there may be an bankrupt interruption in this newscast to bring thank you report. >> in the meantime, closer to home, we have stone watch for you, first day of spring. christina loren chasing raindrops. >> spring with wintry conditions. good morning, marla and jon. looking good. this is san francisco with a lull from the rain. more rain ramping up in the north bay. as we speak, right to the radar. san jose to the south, the tip, end tip, marin county, showers continue. as we head through the day, continue to lighten up. we'll be out of the woods tomorrow morning. a few residual showers on the radar. travel lightly as conditions across the area. it's time for winds to pick up. you want to take it easy especially if you have a high-profile vehicle or traveling over open bridges. showers, partia
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